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UBC relaunches the Margolese National Design for Living Priz

The University of British Columbia?s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) relaunched the Margolese National Design for Living Priz...
29-10-2020 21:47

IBI Group designs Boca Raton?s Center for Arts and Innovatio

Boca Raton City Council recently greenlighted the development of the Center for Arts and Innovation, designed by IBI Group. The project aims to become...
29-10-2020 21:47

Gifts by architects, for architects (and others)

The pandemic has foregrounded the importance?and necessity?of supporting local economies and communities. In that spirit, we’ve assembled a 2020 gif...
28-10-2020 21:46

November 12: For Her Record?Notes on the work of Blanche Lem

On November 12, an online event celebrates and honours the legacy of architect, urban planner, educator and activist Blanche Lemco van Ginkel. The e...
28-10-2020 21:46

Erickson’s Fuldauer House goes up for sale

A 1966 Erickson/Massey home is for sale in West Vancouver, the nation?s de facto museum of West Coast modernism. But in one of Canada?s wealthiest p...
27-10-2020 21:48

NRCan invests in mass timber buildings for Chalk River Labor

Natural Resources Canada is investing nearly $4 million towards a series of mass timber buildings being constructed at the Atomic Energy of Canada Lim...
27-10-2020 21:48

Herzog & de Meuron designs an ultra-slender skyscraper

A mixed-use supertall tower designed by Herzog & de Meuron is set to rise above the northwest corner of Bloor and Bay Streets in Toronto?s Yorkville n...
27-10-2020 21:48

Giaimo Architects reveals a new temporary public art install

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) and Giaimo have revealed a new temporary public art installation, Brighter Days Ahead, at The Oculus in Eto...
23-10-2020 21:45

Winter Stations 2021 Launches Competition Worldwide

As an event that takes place solely outdoors in the expanse of the beach, Winter Stations will be moving forward with the design competition portion o...
23-10-2020 21:45

Base de plein-air Sainte-Foy, Quebec City, Quebec

The concept of the new Base de plein air de Sainte-Foy was to highlight its natural surroundings to define this recreational tourism site des...
22-10-2020 21:49

Tonight: George Baird and Elsa Lam discuss the legacy of Ont

On October 21, George Baird and Elsa Lam will engage in a discussion that situates Ontario Place within Canadian Modernism and culture. The conversati...
21-10-2020 21:47
20-10-2020 21:58

Revery unveils design of The Butterfly

Situated at the corner downtown Vancouver?s Burrard and Nelson Streets, The Butterfly by Revery Architecture is a combination of a 57-storey ...
20-10-2020 21:58

ACDF Architecture discuss the future of post-COVID office en

Prior to the leadup of the COVID-19 shutdown, Montreal firm ACDF Architecture was already engaged in multiple office designs, building on it?...
16-10-2020 21:49

Benchmark 2020 Installations Revealed

?PIICNIIC? by Nicole Marion and Chris Wiebe of Winnipeg, MB is the first of two installations from Benchmark 2020, supported by the Downtown Winnipeg ...
15-10-2020 21:50

International competition invites designers to reimagine the

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) at the University of Calgary has launched the CBDX: CITIES FOR ALL international design ide...
15-10-2020 21:50

Coalition forms to protect the legacy of Ontario Place

In response to the Government of Ontario seeking international proposals to redevelop Ontario Place, the World Monuments Fund (WMF), John H. Daniels F...
15-10-2020 21:50

Taking down the walls around mental health care

With the world continuing to face the challenges of a pandemic, we are becoming more attuned to our own mental wellness and that of the people around ...
09-10-2020 21:48

Architecture schools present first pan-Canada lecture series

The Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture (CCUSA) initiated its first pan-Canada lecture series in response to COVID-related restrict...
08-10-2020 21:48

CaGBC responds to the Government’s Canada Infrastructu

On October 1st, Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced a $10 billion investment in new major infrastructure initiatives to create jobs and economic...
06-10-2020 21:45

National Film Board of Canada streams Open Sky: Portrait of

Following its March world premiere online at the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), the documentary short to mark World Architectur...
06-10-2020 21:45

Letter to the editor: Addressing race

A planned mural for the University of Toronto Daniels Building’s north facade, by Daniels alumni Ashita Parekh and Tolu Alabi, will say, in giant le...
01-10-2020 21:47

Book Review: Canadian CLT Handbook + Tall Wood Buildings

The Wood Innovation and Design Centre in BC, designed by Michael Green Architects, is one of the buildings featured in a new edition of the book Tall ...
01-10-2020 21:47

Book Review: Modern Architecture and Climate?Design before A

In an Architectural Forum article from 1947, Helmut Landsberg discusses how microclimates affect site selection. Modern Architecture and Climate: Desi...
01-10-2020 21:47
01-10-2020 21:47

Warm Waters

A view of the pool in Iqaluktuutiaq (Cambridge Bay), Nunavut, as captured by community members for Google Maps. The pool was closed in 2019. (Image: G...
01-10-2020 21:47

Architecture, Anthropology and Social Acceptance

A Downtown Eastside church expresses support for the local supervised injection site, whose operation was challenged by the federal government. For ov...
01-10-2020 21:47

Man in/and his World

A postcard from Expo 67 with the event’s final theme noted at bottom. Our August profile of RAIC Gold Medallist Blanche Lemco van Ginkel included a ...
01-10-2020 21:47

Professor Peter Jacobs Honoured with the 2020 Governor Gener

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) announced that Professor Peter Jacobs, AAPQ, FCSLA, FASLA, is the 2020 recipient of the Governor G...
01-10-2020 21:47

CA Recommends: Manual of Physical Distancing

Manual of Physical Distancing Principal investigators Paul Lewis, Guy Nordenson, David J. Lewis and Marc Tsurumaki. Updated August 2020, LTLarchitects...
01-10-2020 21:47

Book Review: Adaptation

Adaptation By Omar Gandhi, Jimenez Lai and John Leroux (Mexico City: Arquine, 2020) ?There is a mythology about the first ten years of young architect...
01-10-2020 21:47

Canadian architect wins ?20,000 STARTS prize

Architect and installation artist Andrea Ling received the 2020 STARTS Grand Prize in the category of Artistic Exploration for her Design by Decay, De...
29-09-2020 21:46

Bata Shoe Factory

The late Sonja Bata pursued her passion for architecture and the built environment through the revitalization of the town of Batawa, the form...
29-09-2020 21:46

WorldGBC celebrates new additions to the Net Zero Carbon Bui

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) announced that five companies joined the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment). These new ...
25-09-2020 21:44

Teeple Architects reimagines the Stanley A. Milner Library

Designed by Teeple Architects, the Stanley A. Milner Library Renewal is a reimagination and reshape of the existing library building as a physical exp...
25-09-2020 21:44

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia unveils conceptual designs fo

Nova Scotians can now see and provide feedback on the three final conceptual designs from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia?s Design Competition...
22-09-2020 21:44

Canadian architects declare global day of climate action

On September 25th, school strike movement Fridays For Future calls for a global climate action day that will see demonstrations adjusted according to ...
21-09-2020 21:45

The Central Administration Project

The Central Administration Project (CAP) by Thier+Curran Architects is a uniquely designed building that was created with smaller elements to...
18-09-2020 21:45

The 2020 International Garden Festival presents “Les m

The 2020 edition of the International Garden Festival at the Reford Gardens was a discreet event, which will remain anchored in memory, both ...
18-09-2020 21:45

The UQAM Centre de Design studies up on the design of six Qu

The UQAM Centre de design is presenting Devoirs d?architecture: 6 Elementary School Competitions in Quebec. The exhibition includes the winning design...
15-09-2020 21:47

RAIC announces virtual events leading up to the 2021 Congres

On October 4, 2021 ?World Architecture Day 2021 ? the inaugural RAIC Congress on Architecture will address Climate Action and Architecture in Canada. ...
15-09-2020 21:47

14 Montreal architects imagine the city’s future

For the MTL+ exhibition, Pelletier de Fontenay imagined the creation of new spaces reserved for nature in the centre of the city. A permanent exhibiti...
11-09-2020 21:43

Architecture+Design Film Festival launches online and theatr

Douglas Cardinal, Architect of the Future is one of the films featured in Winnipeg’s A+DFF, with online and theatrical screenings. Winnipeg’s 9th...
10-09-2020 21:46

How will the design of commercial and multi-unit residential

The Kings Club Mixed-Use Residential development in Toronto, designed by Kasian, has incorporates balconies and rooftop amenities. Photo by doublespac...
10-09-2020 21:46

Berlin exhibition features Vancouver architect Omer Arbel

The Aedes Architecture Forum presents an exhibition of four architectural projects that are built through a series of drawings, prototypes, videos, la...
05-09-2020 21:43

Winners announced for the 2020 OAA Design Excellence Awards

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has announced the winners of its 2020 Design Excellence Awards, as well as the recipients of this year?s S...
03-09-2020 21:44

A Warm Respite: Northern Lights College ? Trades Training Ce

Alluding to the aurora borealis, a large clerestory is animated by dyamically changing LED lights at night. The illuminated façade is a colourful pres...
02-09-2020 22:13

Editorial: Back to School

A view of empty corridors at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, from the school’s Instagram feed. This September brings a ba...
02-09-2020 22:13

For Art’s Sake: Est-Nord-Est, résidence d?artistes, St

Est-Nord-Est?s new home is the outcome of a design competition, won by emerging Quebec City firm Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes. ARCHITECT Bourgeo...
02-09-2020 22:13

United Front: Union, Vancouver, British Columbia

A quirky heritage home was the basis for a five-unit project in Vancouver?s Strathcona neighbourhood. ARCHITECT Marianne Amodio + Harley Grusko Archit...
02-09-2020 22:13

Polar Bears International House and Staff Residence

A research centre for Polar Bears International is resolutely contemporary in its design, with nods to the industrial vernacular of neighbouring struc...
01-09-2020 22:19

The Global Cement and Concrete Association announces its 205

Forty cement and concrete companies unveiled a joint industry ?2050 Climate Ambition? to drive down the CO2 footprint of the most used man-made produc...
01-09-2020 22:19

Learning from Indigenous Consultants

Formline Architecture is one of four Indigenous-led practices working with Natural Research Canada to develop prototype housing for Indigenous communi...
01-09-2020 22:19
01-09-2020 22:19

One week left to submit for Canadian Architect awards

For 53 years, Canadian Architect has sponsored an annual national awards program, the only national awards that recognize projects in the design stage...
01-09-2020 22:19

Montreal designer wins international competition to reimagin

Brooklyn Bridge Forest, a design that reimagines the Brooklyn Bridge as an icon of climate action and social equity, has been selected winner of the R...
01-09-2020 22:19

Two weeks left to submit for Canadian Architect awards

For 53 years, Canadian Architect has sponsored an annual national awards program, the only national awards that recognize projects in the design stage...
28-08-2020 22:11

CaGBC announces winners of the 2020 Leadership and Green Bui

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced the winners of the 2020 Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards. The awards recognize ...
27-08-2020 22:11

Lab-École unveils architectural designs for elementary schoo

Lab-École has unveiled the architectural designs for the elementary schools to be expanded or built-in Gatineau, Maskinongé, Québec City, Sag...
26-08-2020 22:13

Get inspired By Past Winners of the Canadian Architect Award

The deadline to submit your project to the Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence and Photo Award of Excellence is quickly approaching. Submissions o...
25-08-2020 21:43

Bigger Than Her Body: How Annie Boivin Conquered the World o

It was one of those blustery, frigid winter mornings in Québec?a city where the average high temperature during the coldest months of the year hovers ...
25-08-2020 21:43

The Daniels Art Directive calls for “Support Black Des

The Daniels Art Directive is calling for submissions to realize an installation of a giant mural for the Daniels Building’s north façade. The studen...
24-08-2020 21:45

University of Alberta offers free online course on Indigenou

The university of Alberta is offering a free online course on Indigenous Canada from the Faculty of Native Studies. The course explores Indigenous his...
21-08-2020 21:42

What?s the future of college campuses" 40 post-secondar

When June 21 marked 100 days since universities collectively flipped to remote learning, I completed a qualitative analysis of the suddenly-virtual cl...
20-08-2020 21:48

AIBC announces National Internship in Architecture Program M

The AIBC recently announced the revision of the national Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities Internship in Architecture Program (IAP) Manual,...
18-08-2020 21:43

McMaster Innovation Park releases details for campus Master

McMaster Innovation Park recently released plans for their campus Master Plan, which at full build-out will encompass 2.5 million square feet...
18-08-2020 21:43

Submission Tips for the 2020 Canadian Architect Awards

Our 53rd annual Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence program is open for entries. For over five decades, our annual national awards program has rec...
17-08-2020 21:42

The OALA honours 13 Canadians with volunteer leadership awar

The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) is honouring 13 Canadians who have demonstrated acts of leadership on behalf of their professi...
14-08-2020 21:43

ZAS Architects unveils design for U of T’s new Learnin

ZAS Architects, in collaboration with CEBRA Architecture, has unveiled the design for a new student-centred learning and support hub at the U...
13-08-2020 21:44

Diamond Schmitt Architects announces new Vancouver principal

Diamond Schmitt Architects has announced the return of Derek Newby as a principal in the company?s Vancouver practice. ?I?m delighted to rejoin my col...
13-08-2020 21:44

Call for submissions: Main Street Design Challenge

The Main Street Design Challenge ? developed by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) ? invites al...
11-08-2020 21:41

The Canada Council offers two architecture prizes

The Canada Council for the Arts is offering two architecture prizes ? The J. B. C. Watkins Award: Architecture and Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Des...
08-08-2020 21:43

B+H Architects to design Shenzhen Children?s Hospital and Sc

B+H Architects has been selected as the winner of an international competition to design the new Shenzhen Children?s Hospital and Science and Educatio...
06-08-2020 21:41

Pandemic effect: Long-term care homes

Kipling Acres Long Term Care was completed by Montgomery Sisam in 2015. TEXT Robert Davies, Director and Principal, Montgomery Sisam Architects During...
04-08-2020 21:44
04-08-2020 21:44

Pandemic effect: Equity in architecture firms

An event run by Building Equality in Architecture (BEA), a volunteer-run organization that promotes equality in the profession through advocacy, mento...
04-08-2020 21:44

Pandemic effect: Climate crisis

Canada’s Earth Tower, being designed by Perkins and Will for Delta Land Development, aims to be the world’s tallest hybrid wood tower. It is part ...
04-08-2020 21:44

Three teams shortlisted for Nova Scotia Art Gallery competit

The international Design Competition for the new  and vibrant Public Space has selected three teams to create conceptual designs that will anchor the ...
04-08-2020 21:44

Pandemic effect

James Brittain’s Night Walks series documents his Montreal neighbourhood at the height of the pandemic. We remain in the midst of a global pandemic...
04-08-2020 21:44

Pandemic effect: Office design

Quadrangle’s proposal for a resilient infrastructure of shared social and work spaces to support highrise neighbourhoods. TEXT Caroline Robbie, Quad...
04-08-2020 21:44

Pandemic effect: Retail and hospitality

A beachside dining destination on the south shore of Nova Scotia since 1938, The Quarterdeck Restaurant came under new ownership in 2015 with plans fo...
03-08-2020 21:42

Pandemic effect: Hospital design

The Critical Care Pavilion (K) of the Jewish General Hospital was completed from 2009-2016 by Jodoin Lamarre Pratte, Gross Kaplin Coviensky and Marosi...
03-08-2020 21:42

Editorial: Reforming Justice Architecture

Amid global anti-racism demonstrations, groups in several Canadian cities have called for a rethink of policing and police funding. What would this m...
03-08-2020 21:42

Pandemic effect: Community centres

The Clayton Community Centre, a recent project by HCMA in Surrey, BC, is on track to be the first community centre to achieve Passive House in North A...
03-08-2020 21:42

Pandemic effect: Theatre design

David Geffen Hall auditorium rendering, courtesy Diamond Schmitt Architects TEXT Matthew Lella, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects Performance venu...
03-08-2020 21:42

Pandemic effect: Academic facilities

George Brown College, Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences, by Stantec Architecture and KPMB Architects, Architects in Joint Venture. Photo Tom ...
03-08-2020 21:42

Photo Essay: Night Walks

Early in the pandemic, architectural photographer James Brittain ventured into his Montreal neighbourhood on a series of walks at night with his came...
03-08-2020 21:42

Pandemic effect: Team structure

The Advocate Outpatient Collaborative (Advocate Aurora Health, HDR, Boldt, IMEG, and partners), an Integrated Lean Project Delivery team that has spen...
03-08-2020 21:42

2020 RAIC Gold Medal: Blanche Lemco van Ginkel

Architect and planner Blanche Lemco van Ginkel is the winner of the RAIC?s 2020 Gold Medal, the institute?s highest honour.L?architecte et urbaniste B...
03-08-2020 21:42

Pandemic effect: Housing retrofits

Rendering of back garden, Ken Soble Tower retrofit. ERA is retrofitting the Hamilton tower to meet Passive House standards. Image courtesy ERA TEXT Ya...
03-08-2020 21:42

Marinka Addition, Naramata, British Columbia

Malinka Gallery addition. Photo Katie Huisman In 2003, architect Florian Maurer built his personal home in Naramata, British Columbia. The original ar...
01-08-2020 21:42

Paul H. Cocker Gallery remains online for the 2020-21 academ

The Paul H. Cocker Gallery will remain online for the 2020-21 academic year to focus on mobilizing the potential of digital technologies and how arch...
31-07-2020 21:49

Richard Sommer concludes his appointment as dean of the Dani

The Daniels Faculty has announced the completion of Richard Sommer?s term as the school?s dean as of June 30, 2020. Sommer will remain at Daniels as a...
30-07-2020 21:39

PDC team selected for West Lincoln Memorial Hospital rebuild

The West Lincoln Memorial Hospital project is moving forward with the selection of B+H Architects / mcCallumSather as the planning, design and conform...
28-07-2020 21:42

Diamond Schmitt designs new campus for York University

York University’s Markham Centre Campus (MCC) is the first public university in York Region, which features a vertical campus building that is fully...
28-07-2020 21:42

PARTISANS and Town of Innisfil Unveil Plan for Phase 1 Desig

PARTISANS and the Town of Innisfil unveiled new concept plans for the masterplan for The Orbit. The unveiling and Town?s approval of the Transit Hub d...
24-07-2020 21:40

Canada Council postpones two competitions

Due to the uncertainty around international travel because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Council for the Arts has postponed the competitions fo...
23-07-2020 21:43

International competition launches to shape Britain?s railwa

Network Rail and RIBA Competitions have launched an international competition to shape the future of Britain?s railway stations. The competition will ...
21-07-2020 21:43

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents Modern in the Making: Pos

The Vancouver Art Gallery is presenting a comprehensive exhibition of the mid-century craft and design scene in British Columbia. Modern in the Making...
21-07-2020 21:43

Designing with both eyes open

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) issued 94 Calls to Action to build a collective future for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadi...
17-07-2020 21:45

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